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Old 05-03-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I am in a way just as excited about this fight as the main event - mayweather vs. cotto. Alvarez is a badass up and coming Mexican fighter and Mosley........ well everyone knows Mosley is at the end of a great career. Alvarez wants a win against a big name, and Im sure legendary Mosley does not want to go out as a stepping stone to some new "kid" as the new kid launches his career.

I am hoping Mosley beats him, but based on how he looked in his last few fights, I dont think he can do it. He seemed to be too hesitant to pull the trigger. This will probably be fight of the night, because Alvarez is going to go for the k.o. and Shane Im sure is not going to go down like that is what will definitely be his last fight (if he loses).
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:28 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I don't know much about Alvarez, but he appears to have decent power. Not sure how he will respond if hit with a good shot that he doesn't see, or what he'll do if knocked down or cut. Not sure what kind of chin he has. He's expected to knock out Mosley no doubt. I'd like to see a good fight, with Mosley exposing some of Alvarez's weaknesses.

I do know that Shane is a washed up fighter at this point. His speed has diminished. His "power boxing" not as effective and often times is ineffective. He can be hit and hit often, and against a guy with decent power, his only chance is to catch Alvarez with a lucky shot that Alvarez never sees. I also don't think that Shane has the endurance.

Alvarez may chase Mosley and walk him down. Probably a stoppage for Alvarez in the mid to later rounds if he's true to form.

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Old 05-05-2012, 11:04 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Good fight. Mosley was crafty and survived. He's obviously at the tail end of his career and should hang it up before he gets seriously hurt. I was surprised how inactive Alvarez was in many of those rounds. It appeared like he had the power and speed to hit Mosley, hit him often, and hurt him. Yet he often didn't press the action. He looks like a big-boned guy who is fighting like hell to keep his weight down. Not sure how effective he will be in the future once he ballons up to a comfortable weight where he will be fighting guys who are bigger stronger.

I basically wasn't impressed with Alvarez, and I think that once he moves up in weight, he will no longer be the promising prospect after he gets beaten.

I do like Shane Mosley, but his face looked puffy and his speech has been affected by his career. He should hang it up. Seriously.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: :~)
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I basically wasn't impressed with Alvarez, and I think that once he moves up in weight, he will no longer be the promising prospect after he gets beaten.
I agree with your observation of Alvarez. I saw him in 2 fights last year and was not impressed either. He simply overwhelmed the first opponent with power but the next fighter fought back. In that fight, he eventually won but to me showed more about his boxing ability which seemed fair to good. In short, he has great power with fair to good boxing skills. He will not last long unless he adapts.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I agree with your observation of Alvarez. I saw him in 2 fights last year and was not impressed either. He simply overwhelmed the first opponent with power but the next fighter fought back. In that fight, he eventually won but to me showed more about his boxing ability which seemed fair to good. In short, he has great power with fair to good boxing skills. He will not last long unless he adapts.
He will be carefully matched by his promoters to make sure he doesnt face someone too good too soon. He wont be as delicately handled as JCC jr. (who sucks) but he'll be brought along nice and slowly.
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